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it really didn't pass under the media radar to follow these sort of things. now, imagine if afghan obama rally someone in a white guy held up a sign that said polish my shoes, don't you think every media outlet it would have been front page, john mccain come every single republican would have said to stop everything. that's wrong to get. >> host: is it because they don't think it's dangerous? are talking to a woman that's running -- i don't know. >> guest: i think it's because it seems more acceptable. race is on -- prior to 2008, right after we were all like racism, that's going to go away. we were wrong about that. but i think that in fact in some ways obama has become such a lightning rod for the research of the overt racism. >> host: your president, that kind of thing. >> guest: he is not one of us. we know he is one of them. and so part of this has always been startling because after all, obama is not a black president he is also a next race. he is african-american. he has one white and one african parent. this is like the one draft rule. so it is i think really interesting that sex
. the first official tribute to nelson mandela happened on tuesday. president and michelle obama boarded air force one this morning on the way to attend the service. former presidents bush, clinton, and carter will be there as well, under tight security. outside mandela's former home, crowds are pouring out their love. massive billboards are filling up with messages of gratitude for mandela, like this one in france. down here, emma says thank you for all you've done to change south africa and the rest of the world. american photographer, darrell todd wanted to capture the mood here. >> their smiling, they're dancing together, they're singing. honestly, i've only seen that in concerts at home. i've never seen it in the streets. >> reporter: likely nearly 100 reds of royalty will capture the attention. today, tourists and townships alike are having their say. johannesburg, south africa. >>> many other memorial services will be held across south africa, so that all citizens have an opportunity to pay their respects. mandela will be buried after a state funeral next saturday. >>> time magazine h
the obama administration is taking to make the college application process going a bit more smoothly. we have a link on our web site abc7 under see it on tv. college has gotten so expensive. >> that is right. a study shows because a record number of college grads are deeper in debt. >> just keeps getting worse and worse. the picture for college grads is unfortunately bleak. a study finds 71% are leaving school with debt hanging over their heads up from 68% just five years ago. and the debt is higher than ever. it's now averaging $29,000. and the final blow, 18% of grads can't find jobs they're more likely to find a job than those did who did not go to college. >>> a warning to those who use google, facebook, yahoo, twitter. hackers stolen user names and pass words of 2 million users of those sites. most owners of the accounts have been notified, however, to be safe, experts say change your pass words often, also, make sure your antivirus software is updated >> you may see picket lines around fast food restaurants, workers planning strike as cross the country to protest low wages
people's living and obama care is front and center in that. >> no, senator. it's a fact that under apartheid, millions of black people or black people as you have been known to call them, were forced into labor camps and a fact that obama care ensures access to health care for millions of americans who actually frees them from oppressive fear about the devastating consequences of having health care and while apartheid divided people, the affordable care act unites them. joining me now is representative of california karen bass and white house correspondent for american urban radio networks april ryan. thanks to you both for joining me. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> congresswoman, nelson mandela, the communist. i mean, these guys just don't even know their his. >> ri no, they don't. they -- it's ignorance is embarrassing. it's a reason why the image on the continent had to be repaired after what our role was in the apartheid regime. and why we had to have a mass movement to pressure the u.s. government to break ties with the south african regime. so it's an ignorant statement and i
"w," years and years. this is under jim nicholson they were talking about doing this. this is not obama, and you can't have it both ways. the republicans cannot say why did we not pay attention to valid security concerns in benghazi, but now when there are valid security concerns in italy, we should disregard those and, you know, keeping a good face on having this big building. >> let's get back to charlie -- >> here's a question i have -- >> charlie, can you hear me? >> this is a good -- >> can you hear me? >> yes. >> charlie, let's play one of the things where you reverse the tape. suppose the embassy over there to the vatican got hit and it came out that they were thinking of putting it behind the protective walls of the italian embassy compound, it would have been much safer there, but they decided not to do it. who would have been blamed then? just a thought. >> right. of course. of course. consolidating is wise for security reasons, cost savings are needed everywhere. it's a no-brainer. all i'm talking about is the packaging on this. if you remember the remembra
mitchell, a little under the weather today in washington, where president obama is moving from offense to defense, trying to drive home the benefits of his health care plan despite its faulty rollout. it's a message he's going to be repeating every day between now and his anticipated holiday break. to the delight of nervous house democrats facing re-election next year. joining me now for our daily fix, chris cillizza, and nbc white house correspondent peter alexander. take it away, you guys. let's talk about what the president is trying to do. peter, you first. >> andrea, between your voice, my leaf blower, and what chris has, this could be an interesting next couple minutes. we're going to do our best to get through it. you heard the focus speaking a short time ago. the focus of his remarks less specific to health care than they were to economic opportunities for all americans right now. the white house and this president believes there's a connection between health care security and between economic security as well for americans. a short time from now, about an hour from now, the pr
has pulled back from all of these foreign wars. it came out under george bush the president obama has exposed it and it is proven that they only people who are really interested in believe the united states is losing any kind of respect and power is the right- wing -- this is what they're trying to do. we lose the reserve currency of the dollar and have to print money. and also, these questions -- it is basically just the opinion of the person. it is not only in a military, how strong you are militarily, it is how you have dialogues. host: thank you for the call. you mentioned the nsa. there was a story this morning -- the piece begins with these words -- next is gilbert from tulsa oklahoma. on the question of u.s. global power, is it the climbing or on the rise he echo caller: -- on the rise? caller: to me it is declining. there is a difference between being that between being the strongest and the most powerful. i think we are the strongest but not the most powerful. the nations we have gone to war with are more powerful than we are financially. look at japan. look at south korea, l
in washington, meantime, president obama giving the odds of achieving a long-term agreement with iran 50/50 at best. >>> meantime, the pentagon under fire tonight for its decision to buy combat helicopters made in russia. lawmakers on both sides, asking, why not made in america? here tonight, abc's aditi roy. >> reporter: tonight, new questions arise as to why the pentagon chose to spend more than $1 billion on dozens of russian mi-17 helicopters, to support afghan troops, bypassing u.s. manufacturers. the defense department signed the deal more than two years ago and pentagon officials defended the move, citing a 2010 top secret study, which they said recommended the russian helicopter as the top choice. but the associated press has obtained excerpts of the study, which said the u.s. manufactured chinook helicopter was the, quote, most cost effective single platform type fleet for the afghan air force over a 20-year period. the russian deal sparking outrage in congress, as lawmakers pressed officials during defense department budget hearings in april. >> with all the tens of billions of
. as i said, 100 cities. of course the companies themselves, we give the minimum wage my entry jobs under 20 but years old. president obama's said he would back a minimum wage line. but the prince of the companies. back to you. tracy: thank you very much. we will see when a bit. with more than 140 -- i was supposed to wait for that animation. i was told to wait. i still did not wait. more than 140 million people shopping this weekend, the national retail federation found another 130,000 consumers were waiting for today's online promotions to shop. of those, we for this, nearly 25,000,009 expected to use smart phones. 22% increase the online retailers, president ceo joining us now to kickoff our bad habit series. so cool that you are here because the numbers are well blew me away. 61 percent of your sales for the weekend came from iphone. that is crazy. >> absolutely crazy. the growth of mobile shopping has been absolutely unbelievable the fact that six of every ten hours is coming from mobil is crazy. i tell you, on thanksgiving day we saw, you know, what we typically see is a lot of tabl
,000 who were successful in october, but the trouble isn't over. just 37% of people under the age of 30 are familiar with the law. getting healthy young people to sign up for obama care is a key component of the law's success. and though he's not exactly young, per se, president obama will be signing up through the online exchange. his policy will come with substantial out-of-pocket costs, though, because it will not be taxpayer subsidized. >>> in the investigation into actor paul walker's death, officials say there is no evidence that drag racing played any part in that tragic accident. overnight, fans gathered at a memorial to pay tribute to the fallen "fast & furious" star. walker's co-star, vin diesel, spoke to them. >> i just wanted to say thank you, thank you for coming down here and showing that angel up in heaven how much you appreciated him. thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> nbc's joe fryer has new details about the crash and just how fast the porsche might have been going. >> reporter: investigators are looking at every possibility as they try to figure out what happened a
for the enforcement of constitutional rights and a surveillance under bush and obama and the patriot act, warrantless surveillance in the bush administration and things like that. i must say that everything we are talking about today is laughable in my opinion in the context of these problems. i am particularly struck by the overwhelming hypocrisy of the claim that the president in interpreting the law and in refusing to interpret the law in the way that would drive a stake through the law is not enforced. it's amending that he and force the law in the way that the person making the demand is not taking care and must be painfully executed. it's to the president to interpret the law within the boundaries that he has in a way that makes practical implementation of the law to fluctuate the will of the congress and the fact people that want to sabotage the wall and for if no it not to work ane no bones about it save he is not obeying this particular sentence in order to make it work. talk about hypocrisy. let me ask a question. have you made this statement i want to ask mr. lazarus the following question
it is broken. young people are over obama. according to a survey from harvard, university, go ingrown hairs, a majority of americans under 25 would like to boot barak from office. it was down 11 points pr a year ago. and a little over half of the 18 to would 4 said they -- 18 to 24 said they would recall the president if they could. bottom line, democrats no longer have a strangle hold on our nation's youngest and perhaps sexiest voters. we asked the typical millenial to comment. >> he can't vote in our country. he doesn't even speak the language. rick, welcome back to the show. you look great. you know the youth vote. some say you may know the vote a little too well which is why you had to leave the country for awhile. what does this mean? >> you know, i don't buy -- first of all, i don't buy this that a bunch of harvard students are telling us that the millenials suddenly don't like the president. they still have no where else to go. the republican party is not going to court them. they don't have the right issues right now. unless the republicans change, they are going to reluctantly g
for just under $959 million in 2004. the death of peacemaker nelson mandela is drawing a wave of tributes. president obama... who credited mandela with his own political awakening... is expected to travel to south africa for the memorial service in a johannesburg stadium on tuesday. nasa joined the worldwide praise by posting an image of mandela's native cape town taken from the international space station in may by a canadian astronaut. and the washington post highlighted his huge success in using economic boycotts to change public policy and end apartheid. mandela will be buried sunday at his rural home in qunu , south africa still to come: trader talk on why the gold chart points to a possible breakout for gold prices... plus, a breakdown on the jobs report for november-- is the unemployment rate on track to dip below 7%...and later on ...we head to florida where employers are ready to hire americans-- but claims there are not enough available. first business continues right after this. as manufacturing speeds up-- ford and boeing are among the companies said to be making an effort t
pictures at the end of hq. stay inside under a blanket right now. >> i have a special surprise coming up. and is the real problem with obama care poor promotion. we'll debate that. >> no one launched a big pr campaign. and we are about to launch a big pr campaign. ♪ ] a. dvepa pi test. test. testt test.. test.. ttstt [ hes er reuld ts test.. ttstt of the head leens, prrsident obama headed to it outh africa to speak in a national memorral service for nelson an dell . joining the first fammll on aii bush and hillary clinton. aara >> i french president offering to talk. there is a ppotest on the ttt of lennn. >> brrving the cold for aacause. %-swimsuut run in wisconsin. a the people helping tt raise mmnny for a local children's charitt.. there is a gingerbread man. 3 he looks warrer. option. >>>not attractive and i ddn't phink hhs wife oo proud of him when he got bacc home. >> and no one launched a big pr caapaign to get them igned up because of the problems wwth thh weesite. they are aaout o launch a pr campaign. >> only harvard polls 20 percent is signing up. not a probably
that problem, you have more people living at home and more people depending on government programs. under barack obama, who we all know is a big government advocate, there is an interest in keeping young people dependent on their parents and dependent on big government because the last thing they want is for young people to go in the real world and realize how much things actually cost, how many taxes they're paying and what it takes to be independent. >> what is the interest, the specific interest they have in making sure that young people don't know what it's like in the real world, that are comforted and sheltered by the government dole, by dollars, by checks, by benefits? why are they doing that? is the democratic party interested in increasing its registration? >> its registration. we all know young people typically vote for democrats until they get out in the real world and start pulling a paycheck. obamacare is a perfect example of why the land of adult children is happening. for example, you have president obama going out and saying k stay on their parents' health insurance until
here and act out to survive their party. >> obama care working in california is one of the success stories not getting the attention it deserves. but the single must under covered story is this. the affordable care act will cost less than was originally projected because it appears the effect of the law on health care costs. today the president touted this development. >> health care costs are riding at the lowest rate in 50 years. so we're bending the cost of health care overall which benefits everybody. >> a round of applause. sally cone is joining me. dean, i will begin with you. we should say that the slow increase in rate and spending care, we don't know what they are fully yet. but explain to folks how big a deal this is with the cbo now downward revising it's projections out into the future. >> this is huge. we have seen the sharpest slow down in health care costs in post world war ii history. the difference between the projections in 2008 and what we think we're going to pay this year, it is $550 per person. $2200 for a family of four. is obama care responsible for all of t
hundreds of millions of devices. >>> president obama is turning his attention no to income and equality. he says the federal deficit is under control and doesn't present a serious threat to the economy but he says the gap between the rich and the poor is a different story. the president making a plea to raise the minimum wage to more than $10 and an extension of unemployment benefits. >> we know that we're going to have a greater and greater portion of our people in the service sector and we know that there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail salespeople who work their tails off ian are still living at or barely above poverty. and that is why it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage that in real terms right now is below where it was when harry truman was in office. >> republican leaders took issue with the president's approach. house speaker john boehner suggesting mr. obama's policy created the very problems he described. >>> another government shutdown looming next month they are trying to hammer out a budget deal now. republicans and democrats
. >> the headlights are sparkling. seasonal shot. thanks, mike. president obama honors a bay area legend. >> the demolition of houston's astrodome gets under way. >> consummating a merger. the new american airlines. >>> in a december is supposed to be good for the markets. it's been as chilly as the weather. things may be thawing. >> the dow rose 200 points friday t only rise we've gotten throughout december. that was thanks to the jobs report. let me take you back before the weekend. the labor department released the november jobs report. it was much better than expected. more than 200,000 jobs added in the month that pushes the unemployment rate down to 7% t lowest it's been in five years. when you break down the data construction jobs are solid as are retail and manufacturing. government particularly the federal government actually fell, so still layoffs in government. let's check in this morning with mary thompson with cnbc with a look ahead. good morning. >> good morning to you, scott. looking ahead to the open on wall street futures now higher as the markets come off that post-jobs
present under the tree. >> maybe from the president, first lady. >> maybe santa can deliver that. >>> time for a look ahead and back. a hanukkah reception at the white house today. as in past years, president obama welcomes guests for a celebration to mark the last night of the jewish festival of lights. >>> on this day in 1933, the end of prohibition. americans were finally able to drink legally after the amendment to the constitution was repealed. >>> happy birthday to actress paula patton of the film "precious," who is 38, retired nfl quarterback jim plun ket and richard little. i'm richard lui. thanks for watching on this thursday. have a great day ahead of you. >>> good morning. it's 4:30. i'm scott mcgrew. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. that is out of san jose where a big rig has crashed and landed on construction equipment. it's happening on southbound interstate 880 at the stevens creek boulevard off ramp. it's close to valley fair mall. bob redell is live at the scene. what does it look like out there? >> reporter: we're trying to figure out how much impact this is going to have on t
and it will per swad a lot of people. >> while the obama responded to healthcare through a pr campaign republicans are pointing out the flaws of obamacare. >> the problem is premiums were too high. under obamacare the premium is even higher. i don't see how observe care can work. >> kathleen sebelius was in the house answering more questions about the rollout of and obamacare. >> kelly wright. we will see what happens today. >> putting consumers out of subsidized insurance. a brand new report saysed the federal exchange is incorrect telling some people they are eligible for medicaid throwing them into consumer limbo. they are only able to buy them at full price now many might be left without insurance at all. you should pile an appeal of the marketplace. >> defense secretary chuck hagel meets with the prime minister to talk about the threats and ways to promote stability in neighboring afghanistan. this as hamid karzai adres with a security deal in iran. they agree to a long-term political security economic deal with the country while still resitsing a security agreement with the u.
shows one key group president obama was hoping would sign up for coverage, the so-called young invincibles, is the least informed about the law. gallup finds just 63% of adults under the age of 30 say they are familiar with the law. that's at least nine points lower than any other group, suggesting the white house, well, they've got a little bit of work to do. >>> let's move to news overseas. syrian president bashar al assad repeatedly denied it, but the united nations says there is mounting evidence he had a role in carrying out war crimes in that country's civil war. >> that the facts point to the commission of very serious crimes, war crimes, crimes against humanity. they point to the fact that the evidence indicates a responsibility at the highest level of government, including the head of state. >> this is the first time the human rights office implicated assad directly, although the commissioner says she was only highlighting what the investigators believe. officials also say there is evidence opposition forces carried out war crimes, albeit on a smaller scale. talks aime
in the opposite direction. >> it was 70% under the bush administration. >> at some point you have to stop. >> where was the criticism? >> eight years into obama, when will you stop blaming bush. >> the same numbers for bush and you didn't say a word. >> it wasn't the same for bush. >> 70%. >> cookies in the green room. >> i'm getting some. >> put that fist down. >> we'll pick it up another time. coming up, a wave of hate crimes put a small liberal arts college on edge. it may not be what it seems. and a woman takes a selfie in front of a would be suicide? and leave a page. like our page and leave a comment. don't forget, bill burton is coming up live on the health care law. follow me on twitter@megyn kelly. should we be tolerating sell if is in front of things like suicide attempts? >>> from the world headquarters of fox news it's "the kelly file" with megyn kelly. >> they started last fall. a growing number of hate messages at a liberal arts college. now it's taken a twist. trace? >> va sar is so concerned this fall they changed the name of the campus life response team to the bias incid
are governors refusing to sign up. both of those are allowed under the law. you cannot sabotage a law by adhering to it. and the obama administration ded defied the laws on the delays and they are the ones who have done it without looking at the law. but if is okay when democrats to do it. but it isn't okay for republicans to say there is anything wrong >> chicago tribune says the next three weeks are crucial and there is a scramble to keep the website up and running. all of the more reasons for the president to delay the mandate people buy insurance or pay the penalty. >> president obama wants to move to washington when he leaves office he says. despite what he says in the mainstream media and the white house saying the website is fixed. we happ we know the back end isn't build or isn't work. it is like saying the plane works except the back 30-40%. it is possible they have to delay all of this. but prior to october 1, anyone who called for delay was called an racist and extremist and those same people are being blamed for sabotaging a website they have nothing to do with. when you s
their backs on president obama. according to a new poll resalessed by harvard's -- released by harvard university, 52% of voters under the age of 25 would recall the president. 40% of 25 to 29-year-olds say they would recall the president. mill lean yams are not too fond of congress either. 52% would recall every single member. >>> all right, there's going to be another recount in virginia eastern general race. democrat mark herring has a 165 vote edge over republican mark ouabain shane in the closest statewide race in virginia history. a richmond judge set aside dember 16th and 17th for the officials to tally the votes again. he requested the recount which will be done at taxpayer expense. >>> the man accused of killing a tsa officer and wounding three others at los angeles international airport is being held without bail tonight. a judge issued the order in the case of paul ciancia just a few hours ago and the judge says he is a flight risk and a danger to the community. the 23-year-old is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of gerardo hernandez at l. a. x. back on
. brianna keilar has more. >> reporter: president obama focusing today on getting young people covered under the affordable care act as his administration tries to turn the page from that troubled website. one road block down, partially anyway. the path ahead is still uphill. >> every day i check to make sure that it's working better. and, you know, we've learned not to make wild promises about how perfectly smooth it's going to be at all times. >> reporter: president obama kicking off another push to sell his signature health care law to a skeptical public. >> i need you to spread the word about the law, about its benefits, about its protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends, tell your family. >> reporter: as the white house spends the next three weeks trying to convince americans there's more to obama care than the fumbled rollout, a powerful ally talked to cnn espanol. >> i don't think you can find anybody in america who's worked harder for his re-election or supported this bill or went out of his way to explain the bill to the american people more than i did. >> reporte
rain and snow. >>> prayer, reflection and celebration. ♪ >> a week of memorial events under way in south africa this morning to say good-bye to nelson mandela as president obama prepares to lead the u.s. delegation there. lester is live in soweto, south africa with the latest. >>> it's off. prince harry's race to the south pole canceled. that doesn't moon the royal is giving up on his mission to reach the bottom of the world today, sunday, december 8, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with lester holt live in soweto, south africa, and erica hill live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill alongside jenna wolfe and dylan dreyer. as we mentioned, lester holt is in soweto, south africa, where the official events to honor the life of nelson mandela are under way today. good morning, lester. >> reporter: good morning, erica. today was the official day of prayer and reflection. all that notwithstanding, it continues to be a day or a week of celebration of the life of nelson mandela. peopl
has been under fire for not working properly. we'll tell you if the obama administration was able to meet its goal and have the website up and working smoothly by the midnight deadline. >> and investigators hope to learn what caused the train derailment in new york that killed at least four people, and injured dozens of others. we'll have the latest, coming up. >> if black friday crowds were just too much -- or black friday deals just weren't enough -- shoppers can rejoice in another big day on the retail calendar. karin caifa has tips and tricks for shopping online and with your mobile device on cyber monday, and through the rest of the season. >> cyber monday goes back to the old desktop computer. people can out how on-line and order items. to free teller said that cyber monday has not lost its luster. >> we know what it will draw. >> the retail federation says that they intend retailers will offer deals on monday. it is important to be able to separate the good deals from the great deals. >> you want to take advantage of on-line databases that are helpful and offer information
together. thank you very much for your extraordinary efforts. appreciate it. >> president obama on global aids day. what he did not announce in announcing 6. 7 people now supporting with treatment under pep far, the program started under president bush, he did not announce a target some aids activists are hoping for of reaching and supporting 12 million people by 2016 and he did not announce more support for the global aids fund which was $2 billion shy in u.s. support according to the $15 billion goal that was long hoped for by aids activists. this is global aids day and president, secretary of state will also be speaking at this white house event. meanwhile the president has a lot of other foreign challenges on his plate. he's trying to stop members of his party from leading bipartisan effort to pass new sanctions on iran before christmas. the president arguments this would be a deal breaker during a sensitive testing period. just as president biden dealing with another foreign policy headaches on the other side of the world. he arrived in tokyo. he was met when he arrived there by caro
for the nation under romney care in massachusetts. after a terrible first few weeks on the federal website, the obama administration now says the site is working for most people most of the time, which is what they were hoping for by december 1. if the health care website is, in fact, working that much more smoothly, that should smooth the way for more people to get enrolled across the country. in the first nine weeks, in general, states running their own exchanges, kentucky included, they have done better than states that are not running their own exchanges and letting the federal government do it. but as the federal system works these kinks out, the numbers are going to keep going up. they're going to keep going up and up, even in places like mississippi, even in places like mississippi, which has done everything it can to ruin its own citizens' chances of getting health insurance, even to the point of unplugging what they had, which was working, which they designed for themselves. even in a state like mississippi, where the governor has been doing everything he can in his po
not be covered under his family plan and he had to get the toddler insurance. this was new insurance. he's paying more and can't keep his doctor. now he needs two plans for the family. this incredible obama care horror story when we come back. plus we'll check in with ainsley earhardt. she's monitoring health and facebook tonight for you to see if it is actually fixed straight ahead. >>> welcome back to "hannity." i need you. i feel so alone. but you're not alone. i knew you'd come. like i could stay away. you know i can't do this without you. you'll never have to. you're always there for me. shh! i'll get you a rental car. i could also use an umbrella. fall in love with progressive's claims service. is a really big deal.u with aches, fever and chills- there's no such thing as a little flu. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so call your doctor right away. tamiflu treats the flu in people 2 weeks and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two
gross is asking president obama to help win his release from cuba. he was distributing communications equipment under a u.s. government contract when he was arrested four years ago today. rhodes is serving a 15-year sentence for crimes against cuba. in a letter to the president, he write, "i still want to believe my government values my life and my service. i refuse to accept that my country would believe me behind." >>> a new report out this morning finds american high school students are falling further behind their peers in other countries. the u.s. is now ranked 31st in math 24th in science, and 21st in reading. the assessment is based on a worldwide test taken last year by 6,000 american 15-year-olds. the test results show no improvement by u.s. students over the past decade. >>> time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "the wall street journal" says the number of banks in the united states are at their lowest level since the great depression. federally insured banks shrank to about 6900 in the third quarter, from a high of about 18,000. many sma
this or putting up this notion somehow there was something done under the table here. something unconstitutional and unknown before this moment. >> sure. well, i think one of the criticisms that conservatives had is the obama administration has used its executive authority to tinker with the law in where they think congress should have a say. some of this criticism reaches well beyond logic. let's go back to sarah palin. the notion death panels are in there. the first she referred to was end of life consultations. that was stripped from the legislation because of the uproar she caused. it's not in there now. but years later she's acting as if it is. so there's a bit of lunacy to these criticisms. it's not based in fact at all. that's what clouds this debate. you don't know what are pure fabrications or gripes. >> don't you think party appeal, sam, of sarah palin is she doesn't give a rat's butt what the facts are. and i think that is her wild attraction. she's almost squirrely in that way that she wants to say wild things. we'll say that's not true. she'll just come back and say that's being tec
of politico magazine. washington journal is next. >> president obama launches a push forc-relations republicans will continue to law,tigate the health care holding for hearings today on its rollout. the white house is coming under pressure to hold someone under accountable for the failures. republicans, (202) 585-3881. democrats, (202) 585-3880. all others, (202) 585-3882. let me begin with the new york times story this morning, considering which heads may roll for the website. the white house is under mounting pressure from democrats and close allies to hold a accountable person botched rollout of president obama's signature domestic achievement and determine who should be fired. some of those names are familiar to you have have been watching the hearings on capitol hill as some of them have testified about what went wrong with the rollout and to knew what and when there would be problems. we will go outside of washington. we have for the calls inside the beltway. think? you according to the new york times, the president is under mounting pressure from dem
of other americans who would pay for it. that's what president obama is trying to accomplish. now, there is no overt religious tenet against the nanny state, so those things come under render to caesar. and in a democracy the folks should decide what kind of political system they want. but, number three, number three, unfettered abortion, that's another matter. the far left wants absolutely no restrictions on destroying a fetus, none. as you may know, we actually ha doctor in philadelphia killing babies after they were born, thank god and i mean that literally, the man is in prison. christians generally oppose abortion unless there is a catastrophic situation with the mother. the far left despises that point of view. number 4, gay marriage. here the secular progressives have won. they have turned public opinion around and gay marriage is now legal in many places. once again, the judeo-christian philosophy opposes marriage unless it is between one man and one woman. and it took years for the seq. could secularists to hammer that point of view into the wall but they succeeded. final
. >> president obama held a youth summit at the white house. he's urging young people to spread the word about health insurance coverage and to buy some under the affordable care act. now that the website is working well, people should sign up even if they don't think they need insurance. he said he felt the same way in his late 20s. >> aside from the occasional basketball injury, you know, most of the time i felt like i had nothing to worry about. that's what most people think until they have something to worry about. >> and president obama said often it's too late by them. >>> how many ambulances and fire trucks does d.c. have to respond to emergencies is being questioned tonight. and the fire chief is in the hot seat trying to come up with answers. >>> and we'll try to find out why some people ended up the talk of the town. >> it was a little bit crazy in here for a while. there was a whole crowd like watching them >>> shopkeepers in one springfield shopping area are still talking tonight about an unexpected intruder. >> along with the black friday crowds, a deer got into huntsman square hi
bless his memory, and keep them in peace. president obama, reacting to the death of nelson mandela, who died today at the age of 95. of nelsontatue mandela, just outside of the south african embassy under reconstruction right now. there it is. for years, and doug will robinson used to lead protest against apartheid up there on massachusetts avenue, for years. and to have imagined then one day outside that embassy there would be a statue of nelson would be pretty much -- it would defy the imagination, i think. a remarkable man. when he ascended to the he led the fight for the reconciliation of the races in south africa. he and bishop desmond tutu as well, it is meant to to bringing to south africa the truth and reconciliation mission, the idea that we have to forgive if not forget. ande're going to get along have this nation at peace and harmony. iq 96, the south african parliament approved a new national constitution that included a new bill of rights, guaranteeing protections. south africans could never imagine such a thing to stop south africa the first nation in the world to have the
, this gives you the opportunity to get high quality health insurance and for most people under 30, it's probably going to cost you less than your cell phone bill or your cable bill. less than 100 bucks. >> also the white house changing its story about the relationship between president obama and his uncle omar. the issue resurfaced on tuesday when omar obama took the witness stand in a massachusetts courtroom. during his testimony omar said his nephew, the president of the united states, had briefly stayed with him in the 1980s. the elder mr. obama was facing deportation linked to a drunk driving arrest in august of 2011. however at the time white house officials told "the boston globe" there was no record that the president ever met his uncle. yesterday press secretary jay carney explained why the administration said the two never met. >> back when this arose, folks looked at the record, including the president's book, and there was no evidence that they had met. and that was what was conveyed. nobody spoke to the president. when omar obama said the other day -- and there were report
about obama, about -- and also just about kind of the nature of the country. the idea this is a christian nation under siege. and now people believe it. >> that's bottom line here. it seems to me our producers were talking today, it's not just who wins these primaries. and they'll end up republican. the danger is the republican you get in the senate will be an out right obstructionist. an incumbent has to go so far right that he'll be saying no to everything obama or anybody else offers for the next years. will come in as an absolute obstructionist. what does that do to our country when you have states that have marked themselves off for obstructionism? >> i mean, i think we're in a lot of trouble. in part because these aren't going to be like todd akins. a lot of cases, whoever wins the primary is going to win the election. and so this is just kind of a warning to all republicans that you can't compromise at all. that you can't -- i mean, one of the chris mcdaniel's points against thad cochran is he voted to end the shutdown. so don't vote to end the shutdown. >> i wa
been facing. president obama did it before an audient of college students. msnbc's own chris matthews at american university in washington. voting itself, specifically the efforts under way in republican-controlled states to make it harder to vote. chris asked the president what he asked to do to stop the suppression. >> early next year, we're going to put forward what we know will be a bipartisan effort or a bipartisan proposal to encourage people to vote. you can't say you take pride in american democracy, american constitutionalism, american exceptionalism and then you do everything you can to make it harder for people to vote as opposed to make it easier for people to vote. >> we have msnbc contributor, a columnist at the washington post. a political columnist and progressive activist. jonathan, let's peck up that quote we just played for obama there saying next year we will have some sort of bipartisan plan on voting rights. i took a step back. are we sure it's going to be bipartisan? are we sure there will be meaningful bipartisan plan. everything i have seen tells me there may
story commercial building and under control. the fire broke out this morning on summer street in south boston. fire officials said that the building was under renovation but they do not know what started the fire. >> today president obama will start a new push for the health-care web site. in any event at the white house he will highlight people that he no has been actually helped by the health care reform law. the president also is expected to say that republicans want to strip away the benefits without even offering an alternative. >> now that the health-care website is supposed to be running smoother, consumers are reporting the are getting mixed success. brokers and >> the sisters in utah said that three of every four people who want to sign up for coverage on the website are succeeding within an hour of logging in. $750 and people tried to sign up yesterday double the usual and the website is serving as a health-care exchange for 36 states which did not or refused to set up their own web sites. california have their own exchange. which has also had some problems. our state exchang
needs them 40% to be under 35 and healthy to make the structure work. msnbc's chris matthews sits down with students from american university and president obama on thursday as part of the exclusive hardball college tour. look for that right here. in the meantime, republicans are trying to keep the focus on the website's problems and targeting blue senators in red states reminding mid-term voters that senate dems voted for obama care so blame them for your troubles. as jonathan allen writes, if they aren't aware of the law's upside or can't remember it amid the problems with the rollout, democrats will be holding on to a anchor rather than a buoy which leads us back to the presidential pr pitch and peter alexander outside the white house. you just heard the president's speech. do you think the bully pulpit has lost its power at this point? >> reporter: a lot of people who paid attention to the last couple of months for this white house feel they've heard events not too dissimilar to this multiple times. this is the reboot, 3.0. the white house feels strongly this is the time it's going
. the obama administration is already laying the groundwork for a potential bailout. >> doug luzader live for us in washington. >> the university of notre dame and fellowship of catholic university students protesting birth control mandates under observe care. they are challenging the constitutionality under the mandate. providing birth control inder insurance company goes against religious beliefs and they filed a lawsuit in may of 2012 but was rejected as premature because the mandate hadn't taken effect at that time. >> we are learning more about the terrorist attacks about the u.s. consulate in benghazi. for the first time congress is speaking with two cia contractors about the 2012 attack. they were on the kelly files last night. when the contractors arrived the attack was still going on. they knew the ambassador was missing. which raises the question why wasn't help sent? >> what if the attack would have went on for another 24-hours? there is no accountability in the process that i have seen so far. no one knows what the president knew and when he knew it. >> he says the classified
the house alive when they begin work today at 2:00 eastern. president obama working at the white house this afternoon. he will deliver remarks about world aids take. that, in just under half an hour, we will hear from judy relationsn u.s.-china regarding climate change policies. she is speaking at the center for american progress. that is live at 10:00 30 eastern. -- governoridate dannel malloy is in washington talking about the achievement cap in the country. on august 9, 1974, vice president ford was sworn in as president of the united states. this is the dress that mrs. ford was wearing in the swearing-in ceremony. she was less than excited about becoming first lady, but president ford encouraged her. she said, if i am going to do this, i'm going to have fun doing this. within 10 days, she had a state dinner toceremony. she entertain king hussein of jordan. she hit the ground running as first lady. lady betty coming up, epa genome mccarthy will be talking about u.s.-china relations. until then, a recent white house policy initiative and how it is impacting the president's he
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